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    A thru Z Inspections Sample Report 2010 A thru Z Inspections Sample Report 2010 Document Transcript

    • HOME INSPECTION REPORT Prepared for the exclusive use of: Your Name American Fork, Utah 84003 Inspection Date: July 12, 2008A thru Z Inspections, LLC, 82 North 800 East, American Fork, Utah 84003 801-592-2757
    • POSITIVE ASPECTSIn the opinion of the inspector, these noted items are either of a better quality or above the norm for what wasexpected to be found in homes of similar construction, age, or price range. These items may benefit the owner incomfort and or value.SITE Utility Services: Electric Service: Underground. Cable Television Service: Underground. Telephone Service: Underground.STRUCTURAL Structural: Outside Entry Doors: Satisfactory - The outside entry door(s) is satisfactory as noted from the exterior. There is a deadbolt installed on the entry door, and it is operational. This is a recommended safety feature.HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING Heating Unit # 1: Thermostat Condition: Good - Electronic thermostat controls for central heating and air conditioning are installed. Automatic controls were not tested or overridden.ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS Primary Power Source Service/Entrance/Meter: Underground/Good - Underground service to the structure is desirable for safety and appearance. Contact the utility company to mark the location of underground cable before digging.PLUMBING SYSTEM Plumbing: Lawn Sprinkler System: There is a lawn sprinkler system installed. The sprinklers were tested using normal operating controls and is functioning as intended. The scope of this inspection does not cover whether or not the sprinkler heads are adjusted for adequate coverage or cycle time.GARAGE Garage Outside Entry Door: The outside entry door to the garage is satisfactory. Steel door, There is an operational deadbolt installed on the entry door. This is a recommended safety feature.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Summary Pg. 1 of 4
    • DEFICIENCIES NOTEDIn the opinion of the inspector, these noted items are not in a satisfactory condition. They are either incorrectlyinstalled according to the manufacturers installation instructions, not functioning as intended, operating in anunsafe manner, or near the end of their economic life. Repair or replacement is recommended to achieveintended design performance. Failure to take the necessary action relatively soon could result in failure of thecomponent or system and may affect the habitability of the structure. Safety related items need immediateattention.Other than certain critical deficiencies or life threatening situations, it is generally not possible for the inspector torank these deficiencies in terms of importance. What is critical to one individual may not be important to another.It is up to you, with the assistance of your professional REALTOR or other advisors, to determine what action (ifany) needs to be taken prior to closing, in relation to the terms of your contract.This listing is only a portion of the full report. Do not take any action until you have read, understand, andconsidered the contents and meaning of the full report. Do not hesitate to obtain a second opinion of any of theitems listed here or noted in the body of the report. Action NecessaryFoundation Interior View of Basement Evidence of Water Entry in the Basement Noted: Action Necessary - There is evidence of water entry or damage in the basement level. Verify through the Sellers Disclosure Statement to determine if this is an ongoing problem or an isolated incident.STRUCTURAL Structural: Condition of Painted Surfaces: Action Necessary - Portions of the exterior finish or painted surfaces are in a condition that calls for refinishing. Delay will cause further deterioration of the siding material. The door jams at all exterior doors need paint. The trim on the garage side door may need to be replaced due to the deteriorated condition it is in.OTHER LIVING SPACES Front Entry and Main Hallway: Upper Level Smoke Detector: Action Necessary - There is a nonworking smoke detector in the second level hallway. For safety considerations, it needs to be repaired or replaced immediately. Action NeededFoundation Foundation Visible Foundation Wall Cracks Noted From Exterior: Yes - Cracking in the vertical foundation walls was noted from the exterior. Cracks less than 1/4 inch were noted in the foundation walls. This condition does not yet warrant further investigation provided the movement is not recent or does not show differential movement. If future movement is noted or the cracks grow, then further investigation by a professional structural engineer and/or a licensed qualified foundation contractor will be needed to determine the cause and course of action. It appears that this crack has been caused by the expansion and contraction of the door jam that is nailed into it. The doorA thru Z Inspections, LLC Summary Pg. 2 of 4
    • jam has been getting wet and then drying out and pulling away, which has caused the corner to break. Recommend sealing the door jam and then using a concrete caulk on this crack to keep it in place. Interior View of Basement Basement Windows: There are basement level windows. The installed windows are below grade, but they are installed in wells that should minimize the probability of water leakage. There is evidence of leakage from at least one window. Check with the current owner for further information to determine the cause and frrequency of the leakage. It appears that water from the sprinklers and/or rain has been getting in around the windows then following the expansion crack down. Recommend caulking around the exterior part of the window frames and re-direct all sprinklers away from the windows.STRUCTURAL Structural: Window Condition: Attention Needed - There is at least one window that needs attention given to the glazing, framing, or caulking. Structural Caulking: Attention Needed - Several spots around the structure were noted that need to be caulked. Caulk should be applied to areas where brick and wood siding meet, trim around window frames or doors, and piping and service penetrations. Also, any cracks that allow moisture or wind entry should be caulked to prevent deterioration. Deck, Porch or Balcony: Condition of Wood Materials: Attention Needed - The wood materials used in the deck need some repair or replacement. The whole deck, including the stairs and posts, are in need of a wood sealant or stain. Failure to treat this deck will lead to the continued deterioration of it. Deck, Porch, or Balcony Flooring Material: Attention Needed - The decking materials need some repair to function as intended.HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING Air Conditioning Unit # 1: Insulation Wrap on the Suction Line: Attention Needed - The insulation wrap on the suction line to the condenser/compressor is in need of attention due to deteriorated or missing insulation. Recommend replacing all of the insulation on this suction line. It is dry and brittle and is not as efficient as it could be. There is also a small section missing insulation.BATHROOM All Bathrooms Caulking/Water Contract Areas: Attention Needed - The caulking in the water contact areas appears to need attention. Damage may result if not corrected. The upstairs bathroom needs caulking around the perimeter at the baseboards and floor. This will keep any water leakage from getting into the wall cavity and from going down the first floor ceiling, staining it. This same recommendation will apply to the first floor bathrooms once the basement is complete. Areas of ConcernHEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONINGA thru Z Inspections, LLC Summary Pg. 3 of 4
    • Heating Unit # 1: Unit Tested: No - The heating unit was not tested because the unit was shut down. The inspector may not activate a system that has been disconnected or does not activate using normal controls. No further liability is accepted for performance of the heating system. The gas was shut off at the meter. Recommend asking the seller to write in the disclosure statement that the furnace works. This will protect you, the buyer, in case there is any issue once you have the gas turned on. I also recommend that you test the unit as soon as you get the gas turned on. Just turn the thermostate to heat and raise the temperature until it kicks on. Then let it run for about five minutes and walk around feeling the air coming out of the vents. If you have a thermometer, the temperature should be around 100+ degrees at the register.PLUMBING SYSTEM Water Heater Water Heater Insulation Jacket: No, Recommended - An insulation blanket wrap for the water heater is suggested. Up to 50% of the energy for the water heater is used to replace standby losses, of which 10 - 25% are at the tank.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Summary Pg. 4 of 4
    • HOME CONDITION REPORT Table of ContentsINSPECTION CONDITIONS 1SITE 2Foundation 4ROOF & ATTIC 7STRUCTURAL 8HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING 12ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 14PLUMBING SYSTEM 16KITCHEN 18LAUNDRY 19OTHER LIVING SPACES 20BATHROOM 21BEDROOM 22GARAGE 23
    • INSPECTION CONDITIONSCLIENT & SITE INFORMATION: REPORT NAME: No name. INSPECTION DATE: July 12, 2008. INSPECTION APPOINTMENT TIME: 4:00. CLIENT NAME: No name. MAILING ADDRESS CURRENTLY: 82 North 800 East. CLIENT CITY/ STATE/ZIP: American Fork, Utah 84003. CLIENT PHONE #: 555-1212. INSPECTION SITE CITY/STATE/ ZIP: American Fork, Utah 84003.CLIMATIC CONDITIONS: INSPECTION DAY WEATHER: Clear. TEMPERATURE AT TIME OF INSPECTION: 90s. HOW LONG SINCE LAST MEASURABLE RAIN: Unusually dry weather. SOIL CONDITIONS: Dry.BUILDING CHARACTERISTICS: ESTIMATED AGE OF HOUSE: 1999. BUILDING TYPE: Single family. STORIES: 2. SPACE BELOW GRADE: Basement.UTILITY SERVICES: WATER SOURCE: Public. SEWAGE DISPOSAL: Public.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 1 of 24
    • UTILITIES STATUS: Gas service off at time of inspection. Gas valve off at meterOTHER INFORMATION: AREA: City. HOUSE OCCUPIED? No. CLIENT PRESENT DURING INSPECTION: Yes. PEOPLE PRESENT DURING INSPECTION: Purchaser.PAYMENT INFORMATION: TOTAL FEE: $335.00. PAID BY: Check. SITESite: House faces: The front of the house faces North. Style of House: Two Story. Approximate Lot Size: The lot appears to be of an average size for the area. Site Drainage: Satisfactory - The lot appears to have adequate drainage to prevent water from ponding. Bushes and Shrubs Condition: Satisfactory - The shrubs and/or bushes have a good appearance. Trees Condition: Satisfactory - The trees on the site all appear to be alive and in acceptable condition.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 2 of 24
    • Paving Condition: Driveway Paving Material: Concrete. Driveway Condition: Satisfactory - The driveway surface material is in satisfactory condition with only normal deterioration noted. Walkways and Stoop Materials: Concrete. Walkway Condition: Satisfactory - The walkway surface material is in satisfactory condition with only normal deterioration noted.Utility Services: Water Source: City. Water Meter Location: Front yard several feet in from the street. Electric Service: Underground. Electric Service Condition: Satisfactory - The underground service appears adequate. Cable Television Service: Underground. Telephone Service: Underground. Cable Television, Telephone Grounding Wire Verified: Yes - The cable television and/or the telephone service lines appear to be grounded. Fuel Source: Natural gas is provided by a regulated service company or utility. Sewage Disposal System: Sewers.Gas Services: Gas-fired Equipment Installed: Furnace. Water heater. There is also a gas starter in the fireplace or a gas log fireplace. Location of Meter: Right side of the house. Type of Gas Supply: Natural Gas. Gas Appliances in Garage Area?: None installed in the garage area. Gas Line Primary Piping Material: Black Iron Pipe.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 3 of 24
    • Piping Installation - Routing - Shutoffs - Hangers - Supports: Satisfactory - Gas supply piping as installed appears adequate. Gas Odors Noted: No. Vents Noted From Roof View: There is at least one gas-fired vent stack through the roofline. FoundationFoundation Type of Foundation: Walkout Basement Foundation - Refers to a basement with foundation walls tall enough to have living space and at least one exposed wall with access to the exterior at ground level. Foundation Materials: Poured in place concrete, 8 inches or more thick. Visible Portions of Exterior Foundation Walls: The exterior view of the foundation is limited to the portions visible above grade. Only about 25% to 50% of the foundation was visible. Visible Foundation Wall Cracks Noted From Exterior: Yes - Cracking in the vertical foundation walls was noted from the exterior. Cracks less than 1/ 4 inch were noted in the foundation walls. This condition does not yet warrant further investigation provided the movement is not recent or does not show differential movement. If future movement is noted or the cracks grow, then further investigation by a professional structural engineer and/or a licensed qualified Outside garage side door foundation contractor will be needed to determine the cause and course of action. It appears that this crack has been caused by the expansion and contraction of the door jam that is nailed into it. The door jam has been getting wet and then drying out and pulling away, which has caused the corner to break. Recommend sealing the door jam and then using a concrete caulk on this crack to keep it in place. Expansion crackA thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 4 of 24
    • Location of Wall Cracks and Description: Vertical cracks were noted in at least one exterior wall. Next to garage door. Evidence of Recent Movement: No - There is no evidence of any recent movement. Perimeter Foundation Drainage Surface: Satisfactory - The drainage around the perimeter of the foundation appears to have adequate ground slope to remove run-off water from the immediate area.Interior View of Basement Interior of Basement Percentage Finished Into Living Space: None. Basement Ceiling Exposed: Most of the ceiling is open allowing visibility of the ceiling/floor joists. Sill Plates Percentage Visible: Visibility of the sill space is limited. Only that portion that is readily visible is commented on in this inspection. Only about 50% to 75% Foundation Bolts Noted: Yes - This inspection noted the presence of foundation bolts correctly used to secure the framing to the foundation. There was only a random look at these bolts or brackets, and no warranty as to their performance is given. Percent Interior Foundation Wall Exposed: Most all of the interior foundation walls are available for viewing. Conditions Noted in Exterior Walls, Interior View: Vertical cracks were noted in at least one exterior wall. Slab Foundation Floor Type: A floating slab inside the foundation is used for this structure. These Slab Penetrations Were Noted: Plumbing stack lines pass through the slab floor. There is a floor drain installed in the basement slab floor. Floor Cracks Noted: Yes - Cracks were noted in the slab floor. Unless otherwise noted, the cracks appeared to be nothing more than curing cracks. Expansion/curing cracks in floorA thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 5 of 24
    • Expansion/curing cracks in floor Basement Windows: There are basement level windows. The installed windows are below grade, but they are installed in wells that should minimize the probability of water leakage. There is evidence of leakage from at least one window. Check with the current owner for further information to determine the cause and frrequency of the leakage. It appears that water from the sprinklers and/or rain has been getting in Signs of water entering the basement around the windows then following the expansion crack down. Recommend caulking around the exterior part of the window frames and re-direct all sprinklers away from the windows. Interior Stairway Access From: Kitchen. Staircase Condition: Satisfactory - The staircase to the basement level appears functional. Moisture on Exposed Basement Walls Noted: No - There were no elevated moisture levels noted on the exposed areas of the basement walls. Evidence of Water Entry in the Basement Noted: Action Necessary - There is evidence of water entry or damage in the basement level. Verify through the Sellers Disclosure Statement to determine if this is an ongoing problem or an isolated incident. Water entering the basement from window Electrical Service to Basement level: Satisfactory - The electrical outlets in the basement level tested as correctly grounded. Evidence of Insect Infestation: No - There was no visible evidence of insect infestation on the lower level. This inspection and inspection service is not to be held liable for any representation as to the evidence of or lack of evidence of any wood destroying insects. This was only a visible inspection of the readily available areas of the basement level, and no areas covered by any materials such as wallboard, insulation, furniture, or stored items were included.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 6 of 24
    • Walkout Basement Number of Exposed Walls: All. Drainage in Area of Walkout: Satisfactory - The area around the walkout door appears to have adequate drainage. Outside Entry Doors: Steel type door. A good choice for a secure entry. There is a deadbolt installed on the entry door, and it is operational. This is a recommended safety feature. ROOF & ATTICROOFING Type Roof: Combination of: Gable, Hip. Roof Covering Materials: Asphalt composition shingles. These consist of cellulose mat, asphalt impregnated with colored gravel on surface. Shingles are applied in horizontal rows. Cover Layers: The roof covering on the main structure appears to be the first covering. The number of layers was determined by counting the number of layers of shingles or material at the lower edge with consideration given the starter course. Condition of Roof Covering Material: Satisfactory - The roof covering material is in a condition that is consistent with its age and method of installation, showing no deficiency or cause for immediate concern. Slope: High slope is considered to be 7 in 12, or higher. Flashing: Satisfactory - The flashings around openings in the roof covering appear to be watertight and caulked as needed. Means of Roof Inspection: Binoculars were used to view the roof covering. The inspection was completed from the ground level. Valleys: Satisfactory - The valleys appear to be in satisfactory condition. The valleys on the roof are closed, using either overlapping or interwoven strip shingles from both intersecting roof lines. Ridges: Satisfactory - The ridge covering material appears to be in satisfactory condition. Roof Gutter System: The gutter system on the roof edge appears to be functional and adequately sloped to carry the water to the downspouts. The downspouts appear to be clear and functional. Run-off water needs to flow away from the side of the house at least 6 feet. This will allow the run-off to get far enough away to not interfere with the foundation.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 7 of 24
    • Attic & Ventilation: Attic Access Location: Bedroom closet wall. Attic Accessibility: There is a wall scuttle access panel or door installed. Method of Inspection: The attic cavity was inspected by entering the area. Attic Cavity Type: Crawl Through - The attic cavity is not useable for any storage due to size, framing, or insulation. Roof Framing: A truss system is installed in the attic cavity that is used to support the roof decking and transmit the roof load to the exterior walls. The rafter spacing is 24 inch on center. Roof Framing Condition: Satisfactory - The roof framing appears to be in functional condition. Roof Bracing: The roof framing as installed seems adequate. Roof Decking: The roof decking material is oriented strand board sheeting. Evidence of Leaks on Interior of Attic: There is no evidence of current water leaks into the accessible attic spaces. Ventilation Hi/ Low: Satisfactory - There appears to be adequate ventilation installed. Vents are located both in the ridge area and low in the eaves area. There are soffit vents installed. There are gable end vents installed that allow adequate ventilation. Insulation Clear of Sheathing: There is at least 1 1/2 inches of clearance between the roof sheathing and the insulation. Insulation Noted: Satisfactory - The attic insulation appears to be adequate and properly installed. The following type of insulation was noted in the attic: Fiberglass. Loose bagged or blown in place. There is an average of at least 10" of insulation installed. STRUCTURALStructural: Type of Construction: Frame. Exterior Siding Materials: Stucco. Siding Condition: Satisfactory - The siding is in serviceable condition. Trim Condition: Satisfactory - The trim is intact and satisfactory. Soffit/Eaves: Satisfactory - The soffit/eaves appear to be in satisfactory condition and show only signs of normal wear. Fascia & Rake Boards: Satisfactory - The fascia and rake boards appear to be in satisfactory condition and show only signs of normal wear.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 8 of 24
    • Condition of Painted Surfaces: Action Necessary - Portions of the exterior finish or painted surfaces are in a condition that calls for refinishing. Delay will cause further deterioration of the siding material. The door jams at all exterior doors need paint. The trim on the garage side door may need to be replaced due to the deteriorated condition it is in. Deteriorated trim and jam at garage door Paint needed at back door Outside Entry Doors: Satisfactory - The outside entry door(s) is satisfactory as noted from the exterior. There is a deadbolt installed on the entry door, and it is operational. This is a recommended safety feature. Windows Type: Double Hung. Window Condition: Attention Needed - There is at least one window that needs attention given to the glazing, framing, or caulking. Caulking around window needed Caulking needed Window Flashing: Satisfactory - The installed window flashing above the windows appears to be adequate. Earth-to-Wood Clearance: Satisfactory - There appears to be adequate clearance between the earth and the wood.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 9 of 24
    • Structural Caulking: Attention Needed - Several spots around the structure were noted that need to be caulked. Caulk should be applied to areas where brick and wood siding meet, trim around window frames or doors, and piping and service penetrations. Also, any cracks that allow moisture or wind entry should be caulked to prevent deterioration. Caulking around door jams needed Hole in west side of house needs caulking Framing Type: Platform framing was the chosen style of framing. Exposed Wall Framing Location: Basement. Framing members sizing. The framing is 2" x 4" wood members. The visible portions of the walls are framed with 16-inch centers. Exposed Wall Framing Members Condition: Satisfactory - The exposed wall framing members were in satisfactory condition. The exposed percentages of wall framing members is minimal. Therefore, no assumption should be made as to the condition of the unexposed framing members. This is only a comment on the visible portions of the wall framing. Exposed Floor/ Ceiling Framing Location: Basement level ceiling. Floor Framing Members Size. The floor framing is constructed with 2" x 12" members. Manufactured floor joists. The floor/ceiling is framed with 16-inch centers. Exposed Floor/ Ceiling Framing Condition: Satisfactory - The exposed portions of the floor framing and ceiling joist members are in satisfactory condition. Wall Covering Material: The wall covering material is sheetrock. Ceiling Covering Material: The predominant ceiling covering material is sheetrock.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 10 of 24
    • Deck, Porch or Balcony: There is a Wood Framed: Wood deck. Deck/Porch/ Balcony Materials: Cedar. Condition of Wood Materials: Attention Needed - The wood materials used in the deck need some repair or replacement. The whole deck, including the stairs and posts, are in need of a wood sealant or stain. Failure to treat this deck will lead to the continued deterioration of it. Whole deck is in need of a sealant Framing of Deck/ Porch: Satisfactory - The framing of the deck or porch was done in an acceptable manner. The deck frame is bolted to the rim joist of the structure. Deck, Porch, or Balcony Flooring Material: Attention Needed - The decking materials need some repair to function as intended. Deck needs to be sealed or stained Supporting Posts: Satisfactory - The supporting posts appear to be in satisfactory condition. The Foundation Materials: The deck support posts are set in concrete. The inspector was unable to determine if the posts are set to the frost line. Stairs Condition: Satisfactory - The steps are in useable condition. Deck or Porch Railings: Satisfactory - The railings as installed are functional. The spacing between balusters is 4". This was instituted as a safety issue to prevent small children from getting caught between the balusters.Fireplace: Location of Fireplace: Family room. Fireplace Fuel: Gas - The fireplace is designed to use gas fuel only. Firebox Condition: Satisfactory - The firebox appears to be sound and useable in its current condition.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 11 of 24
    • Flue Condition from Firebox: Satisfactory - The visible portions of the chimney flue appear to be satisfactory. The inspection is limited to the visible portions of the fireplace flue. Drop light, mirrors, and smoke testing are not a part of the inspection. Visibility in the flue is limited to as little as 20 percent. If further investigation is necessary, a qualified professional chimney sweep is recommended. Smoke Chamber: Satisfactory - The smoke chamber walls are sloped towards the flue. Spark Arrestor: Yes - There is a metal spark arrestor installed. In addition to preventing fires, it will also keep animals and birds out of the flue. Heat Circulator: Yes, the fireplace is equipped with a gravity or fan system to circulate heat from the fireplace into the living space. Satisfactory - The unit functioned as intended.Insert and Wood Stoves: Flue Condition & Disclaimer: A wood burning insert is installed in a manner that makes the inspection of the flue condition and damper presence verification nearly impossible to determine. Services of a licensed professional chimney sweep are recommended to remove, clean, determine condition, and make any needed repairs. Both a wood burning stove and a wood burning insert are excluded from liability under this inspection as this is a visual inspection; and determination of the condition is not possible without removal and partial disassembly. Both types of units should be cleaned annually due to the slow burn and lower temperatures created by their usage. These lower temperatures tend to produce higher levels of creosote. HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONINGAir Conditioning Unit # 1: Type: Refrigerator/Split System. Electricity-powered. Unit/Condenser Location: Right side of house. Unit Tested: Yes, The scope of this inspection does not include the effectiveness or adequacy of the system. Insulation Wrap on the Suction Line: Attention Needed - The insulation wrap on the suction line to the condenser/compressor is in need of attention due to deteriorated or missing insulation. Recommend replacing all of the insulation on this suction line. It is dry and brittle and is not as efficient as it could be. There is also a small section missing insulation. Insulation missing. Condenser Clear of Obstruction: Satisfactory.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 12 of 24
    • Condenser Cabinet Level: Satisfactory. Condensing Coil Condition: Satisfactory - The condensing coil appears to be clean, and no blockage was noted. Service Disconnect: Satisfactory - The installed service disconnect is located within sight of the condensing coil cabinet and not more than 50 feet from the unit. Condensate Line: Satisfactory - The condensate drain line appears to be adequately installed. Periodic checking to make sure that the line is clear will help to maintain the system. Temperature at Supply Registers: 54 degrees. Temperature at Return Registers: 73 degrees. Temperature Differential: Satisfactory. The desired temperature drop across the evaporator is 14 - 22 degrees F. Evidence of Maintenance: For optimum performance, the air conditioning system should be serviced annually prior to the cooling season. It is recommended that the filter(s) be changed or cleaned every 30 to 45 days for best performance.Heating Unit # 1: Heating System Location: Basement. Heating System Type: A forced air furnace is installed as the primary source of heat. Fuel Source: The fuel source is natural gas. Flue Type: The flue pipe is metal. Flue Condition: Satisfactory - The furnace/boiler flue as installed appears to be in satisfactory condition. During this inspection it is impossible to determine the condition of the interior of the flue. The interior of the flue may be deteriorated, but during a visual inspection we were unable to see the interior walls. Unit Tested: No - The heating unit was not tested because the unit was shut down. The inspector may not activate a system that has been disconnected or does not activate using normal controls. No further liability is accepted for performance of the heating system. The gas was shut off at the meter. Recommend asking the seller to write in the disclosure statement that the furnace works. This will protect you, the buyer, in case there is any issue once you have the gas turned on. I also recommend that you test the unit as soon as you get the gas turned on. Just turn the thermostate to heat and raise the temperature until it kicks on. Then let it run for about five minutes and walk around feeling the air coming out of the vents. If you have a thermometer, the temperature should be around 100+ degrees at the register. Heat Exchanger Inspected: Yes. Heat Exchanger Inspected Via: The heat exchanger was tested by a visual inspection with the aid of a flashlight and mirrors, and no cracks or voids were noted.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 13 of 24
    • Gas-fired Appliance Flue/ Vents: Satisfactory - The visible portions of the flue/vent system appear to be installed correctly and appear to be functional. Secondary Air Adequacy: Satisfactory - Availability of secondary air for combustion and flue draft appears to be adequate; however, no calculation was performed by the inspector. Blower Condition: Satisfactory - The blower assembly appears to be performing as expected. Filter Type/Size: 16 x 20 x 1 disposable. Filter Condition: Satisfactory - The filter is clean and correctly installed. It is recommended that the filter(s) be changed or cleaned every 30 to 45 days for best performance.. Electronic Air Cleaner Installed: No. Ducts Condition: The ductwork is enclosed and largely inaccessible. It could not be viewed directly; however, good airflow indicates no significant leaks are present. Does each habitable room have a heat source? Yes. Adequate Returns or Undercut Doors: Yes. Thermostat Location: Hallway. Thermostat Condition: Good - Electronic thermostat controls for central heating and air conditioning are installed. Automatic controls were not tested or overridden. Comments: There was saw dust in the bottom under the burners. There was also a little bit on top of the burners. Recommend vacuuming this out. Saw dust is a combustible and should not be inside the furnace. Saw dust inside furnace cabinet ELECTRICAL SYSTEMSPrimary Power Source Service Voltage: The incoming electrical service to this structure is 120/240 volts. Service/Entrance/ Meter: Underground/Good - Underground service to the structure is desirable for safety and appearance. Contact the utility company to mark the location of underground cable before digging.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 14 of 24
    • Main Power Panel and Circuitry Main Power Distribution Panel Location: Basement furnace room. Main Power Panel Size: 150 amp - The ampacity of the main power panel appears to be adequate for the structure as presently used. Service Cable to Panel Type: Aluminum. Is Panel Accessible: Yes - The electrical panel is in a location that makes it readily accessible. Panel Condition: Satisfactory - The power panel, as a container for safely covering electrical circuitry and components, is functioning as intended, minimizing the risk of electrical shock. Main Panel Type: Breakers - The structure is equipped with a breaker type main power panel. This is the desirable type; when a breaker trips off, it can easily be reset. Caution: If a breaker is reset and trips back off, this is an indication that there is a short or weakened condition in the circuit. Call a qualified licensed electrician for analysis of the existing problem. Breaker/Fuse to Wire Compatibility: Satisfactory - The breakers/fuses in the main power panel appear to be appropriately matched to the circuit wire gauge. Legend Available: Yes - Identification of the breakers and the appliances or areas they control are clearly marked. This inspection does not verify the accuracy of this legend. Panel Cover Removed: Yes. Condition of Wiring in Panel: Satisfactory - Electrical circuitry wiring in the panel appears neatly arranged with no unallowable splices. Feeder and Circuit Wiring Type: Copper - The structure is wired using plastic insulated copper single conductor cables commonly referred to as Romex. Circuit Wiring Condition: Satisfactory - The exposed wiring appears to be in satisfactory condition including connections, routing, fasteners, and insulation. Ground Fault Protected Outlets: . At all locations needed - This structure is adequately protected by using Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt outlets at all locations within 6 of a water source and any of these locations: all outside outlets, in the garage, and in an unfinished basement. Ground fault protection is provided using breakers in the main panel. When the circuit is interrupted, resetting must be done at the main panel. Ground fault protection is provided by use of interrupt resets at the outlets rather than the main panel. Main Service Ground Verified: Yes - The main service ground wire was located by the inspector. Copper wire was noted. The grounding conductor to the water service line was noted, and it is correctly connected to the street side of the main water line.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 15 of 24
    • Wire Protection/ Routing: Satisfactory - Visible wiring appears to be installed in an acceptable manner. Smoke Detectors: Yes - The structure is equipped with functioning smoke or heat detectors. They should be tested periodically in accordance with the manufacturers specifications. This does not imply that there is adequate coverage by the existing detector(s). The installed smoke detector(s) are wired into the electrical system. If a hardwired smoke detector is installed, be sure it is a battery backup type or install a battery backup type as a safety, in case power goes off before the alarm sounds. Doorbell : Yes - At least one exterior door has a working doorbell. Exterior Lighting: Satisfactory - The exterior lighting appears functional. Also, this is a benefit for security. PLUMBING SYSTEMPlumbing: Water Source: City/Municipal. Plumbing Service Piping Size to Structure: 3/4" water service line from the meter to the main cutoff. Public Service Piping Material: The main service line to the structure is copper. Main Water Line Cutoff Location: Basement level wall. Visible Mineral Deposits or Encrustations: No. Interior Supply Piping Size: The interior water supply piping is 3/4" indiameter. It then reduces to 1/2" or 3/8" risers. Interior Supply Piping Material: The interior supply piping in the structure is predominantly copper. Water Pressure: Water pressure was checked at an exterior hose bib. Water pressure from 40 to 80 pounds per square inch is considered within normal/acceptable range. Exterior Hose Bibs Functional: Satisfactory - The exterior hose bib(s) appeared to function normally. There is a backflow preventer valve installed. This inspection does not determine if it functions as intended. Functional Supply: Satisfactory - By testing multiple fixtures at one time, functional flow of the water supply was verified. Leaks in the Supply Piping Noted: No. Sewage Disposal Type: Public Sewer System.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 16 of 24
    • Waste Line Materials The predominant waste line material is plastic. Waste Piping Condition: Satisfactory - The visible plumbing waste piping appears functional. Vent Piping Material The vent material, as it passes through the roof, is plastic. Vent Piping Condition: Satisfactory - The visible plumbing vent piping appears functional. Supply/Waste Piping Supports: Satisfactory - The tie straps and hangers supporting supply and waste piping appear adequate. Functional Drainage: Yes - Functional drainage has been verified. Water drained from a random sample of fixtures or drains flows at a rate faster than was supplied. Objectionable Odors Noted: No. Location of Waste Line Cleanouts: Base of the stack(s) in basement level. Location of Noted Floor Drains: Furnace area. Floor Drains Functional: Floor drains were not flood tested. Be sure to keep enough water in the trap to prevent unwanted gases from entering the room. Sewage Pump Installed: No. Lawn Sprinkler System: There is a lawn sprinkler system installed. The sprinklers were tested using normal operating controls and is functioning as intended. The scope of this inspection does not cover whether or not the sprinkler heads are adjusted for adequate coverage or cycle time.Water Heater Location: Basement. Tank Capacity: A 50 gallon water heater is installed and is recommended for a large family or a home with a spa tub. Fuel Source for Water Heater: The water heater is gas-fired. Exposed Water Heater Condition: Satisfactory - It shows some age, but it appears sound. Firebox Condition The underside of the tank appears to be in normal condition in relation to its age. Drip Leg Installed for Natural Gas- Fired Unit: Yes - There is a drip leg installed on the incoming gas line to the water heater. Gas Valve: Satisfactory - There is a gas valve cutoff installed adjacent to the hot water tank. Flue/Exhaust Pipe Condition: Satisfactory - The exhaust flue appears to be correctly installed. The exhaust flue pipe is metal.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 17 of 24
    • Water Piping Condition: Satisfactory - The incoming and output piping is installed correctly. Water Heater Fill Valve Installed: Yes - There is a fill valve installed on the incoming water line. This valve can be used to cut off the water supply to the water heater. Temperature Controls: Satisfactory - The thermostat and temperature controls appear to function normally. Drain Valve: Yes - There is a drain valve installed on the lower side of the water heater. Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve: Satisfactory - The temperature and pressure relief valve is of the correct rating for the water heater. Safety Overflow Pipe: Satisfactory - The overflow pipe is correctly installed. Earthquake Straps: Yes. Water Heater Insulation Jacket: No, Recommended - An insulation blanket wrap for the water heater is suggested. Up to 50% of the energy for the water heater is used to replace standby losses, of which 10 - 25% are at the tank. KITCHENKitchen Location: Main level rear of house. Windows: Satisfactory - The windows and associated hardware in the kitchen are satisfactory. Walls/Ceilings: Satisfactory - The walls and ceilings in the kitchen appear to be satisfactory. Floor: Satisfactory - The flooring in the kitchen is satisfactory. The floor covering material is wood. Lighting: Satisfactory - The ceiling lights in the kitchen are in satisfactory condition. Electrical Outlets: Satisfactory - There is a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt outlet installed and functional above the kitchen countertop. It is in the area within reach of the sink. Countertops: Satisfactory - The countertops in the kitchen are satisfactory. Cabinets, Drawers, and Doors: Satisfactory - The cabinets, doors, and drawers are satisfactory in both appearance and function. Faucet and Supply Lines: Satisfactory - Faucets and supply lines appear satisfactory with no leaks noted. There are shutoffs installed for both hot and cold water pipes under the basin. Sink and Drain Lines: Satisfactory - The sink and drainage lines appear to be satisfactory.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 18 of 24
    • Caulking Water Contact Areas: Satisfactory - The caulking in water contact areas appears to be satisfactory. Food Waste Disposal: Satisfactory - The food waste disposal appears to be functional. No food was ground up in this inspection. The inspector was unable to determine if the unit will grind food waste adequately. Dishwasher: The dishwasher was tested on one cycle, and it appeared to function normally. This dishwasher is a multi-cycle unit, but only one cycle was tested. This does not imply that the other cycles also work, nor does it imply that the dishwasher will clean the dishes to your requirements. Range Hood: Satisfactory - The range hood and exhaust fan appeared to work correctly on one or both speeds. There is a filter installed, and it will require periodic cleaning. Range/Oven Fuel Source: Electric - There is a 220-volt hookup for an electric range/oven. Range/Oven: Free Standing - There is a removable range/oven installed. It appeared to function correctly at the inspection. The timers and temperature settings were not tested and are not a part of this inspection. Microwave Oven: Built-in - There is a built-in microwave oven. The unit was tested by heating a cup of water. The unit functioned as intended. Refrigerator: Yes - There is a refrigerator installed. The inspection does not include any nonpermanently installed appliances or fixtures. Water For Refrigerator: There is no water source for the refrigerator. Heat Source: Satisfactory - There is a heat register in this room. LAUNDRYLAUNDRY Location: Kitchen. Entry Door: Satisfactory - The entry door to the laundry room is functional. Walls/Ceilings: Satisfactory - The walls and ceiling in the laundry room appear to be satisfactory. Floor: Satisfactory - The floor coverings are in satisfactory condition. The floor covering material is ceramic or glazed tile. Electrical Outlets: Satisfactory - The outlet tested in the laundry room is correctly wired and grounded. Lighting: Satisfactory - Lighting in the laundry is adequate. Washer Hookup: There is a connection box installed in the wall with both hot and cold water and a drain pipe. The drain pipe was not flood tested. Dryer Hookup: Yes - There is a 220-volt outlet provided for an electric dryer. If you intend to use a gas clothes dryer, you will need to have a gas line installed. Dryer Ventilation: Satisfactory - The dryer ventilation as installed appears adequate. The vent hood outside is clean, and the flapper is functional.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 19 of 24
    • Area Ventilation: Satisfactory - The area ventilation seems adequate. OTHER LIVING SPACESFront Entry and Main Hallway: Front Entry Door: Satisfactory - The main entry door to the structure is in functional condition. There is a deadbolt installed on the main entry door, and it is operational. This is a recommended safety feature. Entry Floor: Satisfactory - The entry floor material is in satisfactory condition. The floor covering material is wood. Main Hallway: Satisfactory - The main hallway walls and floor are in satisfactory condition. Smoke Detector: Yes. Main Staircase: Satisfactory - The main staircase is appropriately installed. There is a handrail installed. The staircase is adequately lighted. Upper Level Hallway: Satisfactory - The upper level hallway walls and floor are in satisfactory condition. Upper Level Smoke Detector: Action Necessary - There is a nonworking smoke detector in the second level hallway. For safety considerations, it needs to be repaired or replaced immediately. Smoke detector missing. Needs replacmentLiving Room: Location: North. Walls: Satisfactory - The walls and ceiling in this room appear to be satisfactory. Floor: Satisfactory - The floor in this room is in satisfactory condition. Windows: Satisfactory - The windows and associated hardware in this room are all satisfactory. Electrical Outlets: Satisfactory - The outlets tested in this room are correctly wired and grounded. Telephone Access or Jack: Yes - There is a telephone jack installed in this room. It may or may not be functional. Cable TV: Yes, Jack - There is a television jack installed in this room. The cable company must activate it. The jack was not tested for quality of performance. Heat Source Noted: There is a heat source in this room. No comment is made as to the amount of air or temperature coming from the supply vent.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 20 of 24
    • Family Room: Location: East. Outside Entry Door: Satisfactory - The outside entry door to this room is satisfactory. Deadbolts Yes - There is a deadbolt installed on the entry door, and it is operational. This is a recommended safety feature. Walls/Ceiling: Satisfactory - The walls and ceiling in this room appear to be satisfactory. Ceiling Fan: Satisfactory - There is a ceiling fan installed in this room, and it appears to be functional. Floor: Satisfactory - The floor in this room is in satisfactory condition. The floor covering material is wood. Windows: Satisfactory - The windows and associated hardware in this room are all satisfactory. Electrical Outlets: Satisfactory - The outlets tested in this room are correctly wired and grounded. Telephone Access or Jack: Yes - There is a telephone jack installed in this room. It may or may not be functional. Cable TV: Yes, Jack - There is a television cable jack installed in this room. The cable company must activate it. The jack was not tested for quality of performance. Heat Source Noted: There is a heat source in this room. No comment is made as to the amount of air or temperature coming from the supply vent. Fireplace: Yes - There is a fireplace in this room. It has a satisfactory visual appearance. There was an inspection completed on the fireplace. It is under the Structural Section. BATHROOMAll Bathrooms Entry Door: Satisfactory - The entry door to the bathroom is as I expected, and it is functional. Walls/Ceiling: Satisfactory - The walls and ceiling in the bathrooms are satisfactory. Windows: Satisfactory - The windows and associated hardware in the bathrooms are all satisfactory. Floor: Satisfactory - The flooring in the bathroom is satisfactory. Lighting: Satisfactory - The ceiling light and fixture in the bathrooms are in satisfactory condition. Ventilation Fans: Satisfactory - There is an exhaust fan installed in the bathroom, and it is performing satisfactorily. Ground Fault Interrupt Outlets: Satisfactory - There is a functional Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt outlet installed in the area of the bathroom vanity. Light Switch: Satisfactory - The light switch is satisfactory. Vanity Cabinet: Satisfactory - The vanity cabinet and top in the bathrooms are satisfactory.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 21 of 24
    • Basin and Drain Fixture: Satisfactory - The basin and drainage fixture appears to be satisfactory. Faucet and Supply Lines: Satisfactory - Faucets and supply lines appear satisfactory. There are shutoffs installed for both hot and cold water pipes under the basin. Toilet Condition Satisfactory - The toilet in this bathroom appears to be functional. Tub: There is a spa tub installed. The tub was filled with water and the jets activated to observe for proper action. The tub appeared to function properly. Tub Mixing Valve & Stopper: Satisfactory - Tub mixing valve and tub unit are in satisfactory condition. Shower/Shower Head and Mixing Valves: Satisfactory - The shower, shower head, and mixing valves are all performing as required. Tub & Shower Walls: Satisfactory - The walls appear to be in satisfactory condition. Tub/Shower Drain: Satisfactory - The tub/shower appears to drain at an acceptable rate. Caulking/Water Contract Areas: Attention Needed - The caulking in the water contact areas appears to need attention. Damage may result if not corrected. The upstairs bathroom needs caulking around the perimeter at the baseboards and floor. This will keep any water leakage from getting into the wall cavity and from going down the first floor ceiling, staining it. This same recommendation will apply to the first floor bathrooms once the Caulking needed at wall basement is complete. Heat Source: Satisfactory - There is a heat source in this room. BEDROOMAll Bedrooms: Entry Doors: Satisfactory - The entry door on the bedrooms is as I expected, and it is functional. Closet: Satisfactory - The closet is functional and of average size. Walls/Ceiling: Satisfactory - The walls and ceiling in the bedroom appear to be satisfactory. Light and Light Switch. Satisfactory - The light and light switch were functional at the time of the inspection. Ceiling Fans: Satisfactory - There is a ceiling fan installed in the bedroom. It appears to be functional. Floor: Satisfactory - The floors are in satisfactory condition. The floor covering material is carpet.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 22 of 24
    • Windows: Satisfactory - The windows and associated hardware in the bedrooms are all satisfactory. Electrical Outlets: Satisfactory - The outlets tested in the bedrooms are correctly wired and grounded. Telephone Access or Jack: Yes - There is a telephone jack installed in this bedroom. It may or may not be functional. Cable TV: Yes, Jack - There is a television jack installed in this bedroom. The cable company must activate it. The jack was not tested for quality of performance. Heat Source Noted: There is a heat source to these rooms. There is no comment as to the amount of air or temperature coming from the supply vent. Smoke Detector: Yes. GARAGEGarage Garage Type The garage is attached. Size of Garage: Two car garage. Number of Overhead Doors There is a single overhead door. Overhead Door and Hardware Condition: Satisfactory - The overhead door is in satisfactory condition, and it is functional. Automatic Overhead Door Opener: The overhead door opener appears to function appropriately. Safety Reverse Switch on the Automatic Opener: Yes - The door opener is equipped with an automatic reverse safety switch. Outside Entry Door: The outside entry door to the garage is satisfactory. Steel door, There is an operational deadbolt installed on the entry door. This is a recommended safety feature. Floor Condition: Satisfactory - The garage floor is in satisfactory condition. Fire Rated Ceiling: Yes - There appears to be a fire rated separation between the garage ceiling and the living areas above. Fire Rated Entry Door to Structure: Yes - There is a fire rated door separating the garage from the living areas of the house. Garage Foundation: Satisfactory - The visible portions of the foundation under the garage appear to be functional.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 23 of 24
    • Stairs from house to garage: Satisfact Satisfactory- The steps appear to be in good condition. Garage Roof Condition: Attached to the house. Electric Service to Garage: Satisfactory - The electrical outlets in the garage tested as correctly grounded.A thru Z Inspections, LLC Pg. 24 of 24